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Lake Olmstead Stadium|78 Milledge Rd, Augusta, GA | Map

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Come join us Memorial Day Weekend to experience a festival like no other!  St. Paul & The Broken Bones · Railroad Earth · Punch Brothers Mt. Joy · Yonder Mountain String Band · The Allman Betts Band · Shovels & Rope Futurebirds · The Lil Smokies · The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band · Town Mountain · Larry Keel Experience · The Artisanals · Old Salt Union · The Little Roy & Lizzy Show · Trongone Band · The Josephines · Grassland String Band · The Mason Jars We are excited to welcome St. Paul & The Broken Bones, a tight ensemble with a gospel-tinged, retro-soul sound complete with horns and a dynamic lead singer in Paul Janeway of Birmingham, Alabama. The eight man band formed in 2012 and between Paul’s fearless showmanship, thoughtful lyrics and dedication, they have built a tremendous following. We also welcome Railroad Earth, who have released five critically acclaimed studio albums and one hugely popular live album called, “Elko.” They have shown that their music goes well beyond the realm of traditional bluegrass to incorporate folk, Celtic, jazz, and rock music. We will also have The Punch Brothers (the name comes from the Mark Twain short story Punch, Brothers, Punch!) are classified as an American bluegrass band with a modern yet classical twist. The band’s most recent album, 2018’s All Ashore was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album at the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019. In addition to the many great artists you can see on stage, we are proud to once again feature a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbecue competition. Professional barbecue cookers from across the country will compete for $40,000 in prize money. We will also host a large variety of craft beer for our adult patrons. There will be plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy including a petting zoo, pig races, face painting and much more! Tickets are now available and you don’t want to miss out on our Early Bird General Admission Weekend Passes which are $60 for 2 days and VIP Weekend Passes that are $175 for 2 days. There is a limited time to purchase Early Bird Passes. Advanced, Regular and Day Passes will be available at a later date. VIP includes southern cuisine, beer, and a preferential viewing area as well as bathrooms. Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival came to life in 2010 to honor Joe Pond, who gave so much to his community. Feel-good music, southern barbecue & most of all a family atmosphere were a few of the things Joe Pond enjoyed and loved sharing with his family. All proceeds benefit the Joseph R. Pond Memorial Foundation, which benefits the CSRA Foundation. Join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 22nd & 23rd at Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta, GA for the 11th Annual Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival! We’ll have some of the best roots, rock and bluegrass music you can find, finger-lickin’ good barbecue, a large selection of craft beer, kids activities, and fun for the whole family!